Updated (August 2011): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX-7

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Pentax K-5

48

Sony NEX-7

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $889 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$461 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$580 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,126 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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